Every Body: Working with Intimacy Coordinators
- Feb 21st 2023
- HAU3 - Top Floor
- Kate Lush, Paula Alamillo, Sondos Shabayek moderated by Samantha Murray
Supported by the Minister of State for Culture and the Media, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and Creative Europe - MEDIA Programme of the European Union.
What is an intimacy coordinator, and why do we need them? While the term may already be familiar to filmmakers who’ve relied on these skilled consultants on their sets, the profession is still a relative new field. Intimacy coordination is most certainly not only a matter of making sensitive scenes “look good”, but can turn into an exciting opportunity to raise awareness around issues of representation and diversity. Intimacy coordinators Kate Lush and Paula Alamillo Rodriguez sit down with directors and actors starring in this year’s Berlinale films to talk about the importance and difficulties of handling sensitive scenes on set, give a sense of what their role entails in practice, and how it might evolve in the near future.